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Acting together for positive change - that is collective impact

If we can’t wait another 100 years to see women holding half of the top positions in government, now is the time for women to act like the majority we are. As the largest demographic group in America, women can have serious political clout — if more of us register, vote and run for office.

In an ambitious effort to bring about political parity for women, Vision 2020 and key Allied Organizations have decided to augment the impact of our separate actions to take action together.

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Play Like a Girl Event features Olympians and Vision 2020 National Delegate

Vision 2020 National Delegate Pat Pierce was among the speakers when United State of Women and Play Like a Girl celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day with an Empowerment Forum in Nashville, TN on February 1.

Several Olympic athletes participated, as did Mary O’Connor, president and CEO of the WMBA Dallas Wings.

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Inside Our Women 100 Strategy Session at the National Constitution Center

TV cameras rolled as Vision 2020 announced strategies for turning out women voters in record numbers in the November 2020 national election.

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Four Florida power women lend expertise to Vision 2020 events

The decision to hold a Vision 2020 National Congress in 2018-19 gained a champion to start the planning process. And a recent convening of Vision 2020 and key Allies to increase the participation of women in politics gained an experienced facilitator.

Both commitments came out of a January 7 meeting in Florida. Vision 2020 Founder and President Lynn Yeakel met with two National Delegates, Sarah Owen and Samira Beckwith, Leadership Circle member Deborah Brittain and Speakers Bureau member Dawn-Marie Driscoll.

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Women Changing the City include Vision 2020 supporters

Vision 2020 supporters were at the podium and on the dais at the recent “Women Changing the City” event presented by the Center City Proprietors Association at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Billed as a panel discussion among women leaders about creating and inspiring change, the event was moderated by Susan Buehler, chief communications officer at PJM Interconnection and a member of the Vision 2020 communications team.

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